Why study with us?

The Department of Physical Therapy is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia on Canada’s west coast in Vancouver, BC. This stunning and popular location provides you the opportunity to lead a balanced, healthy lifestyle throughout your education.

UBC Campus

More than 400 hectares in size, the stunning UBC campus is surrounded by forest on three sides and the Pacific Ocean on the fourth, and is just a 30 minute bus ride to Vancouver’s downtown core. Over 19,000 students, faculty, staff and other residents live, work and learn together at UBC. The campus includes great parks and trails, world-class museums and recreation, as well as shops and services. It is home to the UBC Library — one of Canada’s leading academic libraries, The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts — one of the world’s great concert halls, The Arthur Erickson designed Museum of Anthropology — Canada’s largest teaching museum, and The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre —  2010 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey Venue.

VancouverVancouver, BC (from the Vancouver tourism website)

Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Canada is known for our people’s friendly nature, and Vancouver’s citizens take great pride in our welcoming, clean, safe streets – day or night, all year round.

Exciting Activities – Catering to any interest throughout the year, you can enjoy world class shopping, gourmet meals, outstanding live entertainment, sporting events, theatre, outdoor adventure, spectacular sights and attractions – it’s all waiting for you in Vancouver.

Gateway to Adventure – With quick and easy access to Whistler Resort, the Canadian Rockies, Victoria, Vancouver Island, and of course, endless year round water and land sports, whether extreme sport or family fun, find your personal adventure here. Vancouver also is the home port for Alaska cruises May through October.

Welcoming & Accessible – A vast multicultural population, endless activities, and excellent infrastructure, Vancouver is welcoming to all – families, couples, gay & lesbian travelers, and special needs visitors – everything is within reach. The Vancouver International Airport has consistently been rated as a top North American airport providing easy access from all over the world. Exceptional public transportation is overshadowed slightly by the convenience of Vancouver as a great walking city – clean, green, safe, and easily accessible!

The Department graduates excellent practitioners and scientists. The combination of a solid evidence-based education, clinical placements, and interaction with outstanding faculty ensures that our graduates consistently score above average in national licensure exams, and become knowledgeable and effective practitioners and/or scientists.

The entry-level MPT program is located in a state-of-the-art facility on the campus of the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver. Cameras and large screen monitors in labs allow for all students to have the best seat in the house when observing demonstrations of even the most detailed subjects. Large lab spaces accommodate two students for every physiotherapy plinth. Additionally, students have access to a modern, well-equipped exercise gym in which to learn exercise testing and prescription.

Trainees in the Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Science work in laboratories that are well integrated with several of the world class research facilities established here in BC including: Arthritis Research Centre, Brain Research Centre, Centre for Hip Health, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries, Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.